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Lewiston, ME
A 48-year-old female asked:

When a orthopedic surgeon does surgery do they look under the patella? what causes locking and giving way of the knee joint? could this be meniscus

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: In an arthroscopic knee surgery the undersurface if the patella is routinely checked as are the medial and lateral meniscus, the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, and the articular surfaces of the femur and tibia.
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